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Joe Patterson


Assembly Republican

District 5, Granite Bay

Time in office

Assembly: 2022—Present


City Councilman / Businessman

This legislator leads on...

Housing Issues

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Joe Patterson has taken at least $137,000 from the General Business sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 17% of his total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 4530
P.O. Box 942849-0005; (916) 319-2005

District office(s)

8799-A Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746; (916) 774-4430

Biographical information

Birth Place

Napa, CA




Rocklin, CA




June 9, 1982

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

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Campaign contributions received by sector

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This is how much money Joe Patterson has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
General Business
$137,450 $137k 17%
$115,100 $115k 14%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$97,775 $97k 12%
$54,725 $54k 7%
Energy & Natural Resources
$49,725 $49k 6%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$33,250 $33k 4%
$31,300 $31k 4%
$20,575 $20k 2%
Ideology/Single Issue
$17,150 $17k 2%
$15,350 $15k 2%
Communications & Electronics
$10,370 $10k 1%
Candidate Contributions
$10,005 $10k 1%
$6,684 $6k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$5,198 $5k <1%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$1,750 $1k <1%
Note: The above percentages might not add up to exactly 100% because we are not displaying any contributions that have not yet been classified.

Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

Aging and Long-Term Care
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Bills involving area agencies on aging, California Department of Aging, long-term supports and services, Older Americans Act, Older Californians Act, senior citizen advocacy activities, the California Senior Legislature, services for seniors in residential and day settings and the California Commission on Aging.
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Oversees Assembly consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees.
Business and Professions
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Bills involving new regulatory entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs; elimination of regulatory entities within the DCA; health care professional licensing; Veterinarian licensing; Occupational licensing; Vocational education; Department of General Services; Product labeling
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Bills involving health care, health insurance, Medi-Cal and other public health care programs, mental health licensing of health and health-related professionals, and long-term health care facilities.
Housing and Community Development (Vice Chair)
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Bills involving housing, building standards, developments, eminent domain, farm worker housing, homeless programs, housing discrimination, housing finance, natural disaster assistance and preparedness, land use planning, mobile homes/manufactured housing and rent control.
Privacy and Consumer Protection (Vice Chair)
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Bills involving technology-related issues, consumer protection, personal information, data security, false advertising, charitable solicitations; oversight of the Department of Technology.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

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California Chamber of Commerce
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The California Chamber of Commerce includes an advocacy arm for employers. It says it has more than 14,000 members representing a quarter of the state’s private sector workforce, and it issues an annual “job killer” list of bills.
California Teachers Association
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The California Teachers Association is a labor organization representing teachers and other employees at K-12 schools and community colleges. With 310,000 members, it is the largest affiliate of the National Education Association.
Sierra Club
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The Sierra Club has 13 chapters with more than 400,000 members in California and advocates on environmental and climate change issues.

Sponsored travel in 2022

Gifts reported in 2022

Assembly District 5 demographics

Assembly District 5 map

Safe Republican district

Next election: 2024

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Voter registration

No party

Census data on race/ethnicity, household income, age, poverty rate, and education level will be provided when available.

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Most recent election

2022 General

Joe Patterson


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CalMatters coverage about this legislator

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By Lynn La, September 14, 2023

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By Lynn La, September 8, 2023

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By Lynn La, September 5, 2023

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